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Old 07-13-2015, 11:37 AM
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Do alcoholics/drug addicts have a bad memory?

I was curious. My memory is not very good...especially thinking back of the times i was drinking and drugging. That is no suprise to me but my memory today isn't perfect either. I'd say its much better than before since my head is clearer.

What so you all think? How is your memory?
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:39 AM
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Mine is getting better. It was horrible while I was drunk or hungover for 15 years.
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I have regained my memory since getting sober, and other than a little age-related memory problems, it's as sharp as it ever was.
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My short term memory is 50/50 and thats since getting sober My long term memory is crystal clear apart from blackouts etc

My short term memory has improved more than anything
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Honestly, I think I frazzled my memory - even seven years later my childhood / drinking years are not really there.

I don't think it's going to get better.

Post drunk memories are pretty clear though.
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I have found my memory going back to my episodes of drinking has distorted to the level of my sickness. Only by the collective remembrances of those who were around do I begin to get a somewhat factual account of what I did and the level of debauchery to which I descended.
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I agree with previous posts. It's scary but all you can do is look forward.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SoberLife90 View Post
I was curious. My memory is not very good...especially thinking back of the times i was drinking and drugging. That is no suprise to me but my memory today isn't perfect either. I'd say its much better than before since my head is clearer.

What so you all think? How is your memory?
My memory is improving. I've been sober for 13 days now and finally it's beginning to clear up.
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My short term memory is pretty bad still after almost 2 months. I really have to pay attention during conversations or I'll lost focus during a long story or something. I'll also walk into a room and forget why I'm in there haha. It can be a little embarrassing

Long term memory is foggy too but I attribute that to tons of blackouts and brownouts. Not a lot of positive things to remember anyway so I feel like that's a blessing in disguise

Each day is better though. I'm doing lumosity, the brain training thing, again and that seems to be helping speed things up a bit. But I was told the brain takes a year to two to really recover depending on the severity of drinking. So it's a waiting game too
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:54 PM
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not sure what i was gonna say i forgot oh well.


No in all seriousness my memory isnt as good as it could be and I have trouble focusing on tasks that require lots of concentration. I have no idea if this has to do with my drinking days or the fact that I live in a household of 6 kids and its always chaotic etc.. But I struggle all the time.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:45 PM
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Memory has definitely improved in the past year. I still forget a persons name a minute after an introduction, but if I see something I tend to remember it much better then when I was drinking heavily. I have always been a visual learner so no suprise for me there.
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